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Kenneth Bailey interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 712217
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Bailey, Kenneth, Sir, 1898-1972, Interviewee
Access Conditions Written permission required from Sir Kenneth's executor for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1971 Jun. - 1972 Mar 
6 tape reels (ca. 882 min.) : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 

Mel Pratt collection.


Sir Kenneth Bailey, Professor of Law, speaks about the Faculty of Law at Melbourne University; Arthur Deane; Wilfred Fullagar; Harrison Moore; political turbulance at universities; Sir John McFarlane; Sir John Monash; Raymond Priestly; Jack Medley; Douglas Copland; Thomas Laby; D.K. Picken; collegiate education; David Myers; Graham McInnes; Keith Hancock; Richard Latham; Jim Mann; Geoffrey Sawyer; Clifford Menhennitt; Zelman Cowen; the Law Institute; part-time faculty teaching staff; Ernest Scott; Wilfred Agar; Douglas Copland; Statute of Westminster; constitutional convention; Commonwealth Powers Act; uniform taxation case; Rates Act; Grants Act; Assessment Act; Premiers' approach to Federal government; sales tax; Solicitor's Office; Sir George Knowles; Dr Evatt; Commonwealth powers during wartime; National Security Act; Wartime Arrangements Act; State Public Service Act; invalidity regulations; Black Market Act; the Bailey Report on the public service; Postwar Reconstruction Constitution Referendum; Bank Nationalization Act; British Commonwealth Relations Conference; Institute of Pacific Relations Conference; Commonwealth of Nations and the International Court of Justice; tribunal to review internments.


Sir Kenneth Bailey was Professor of Jurisprudence from 1928-1930 and Professor of Public Law at the University of Melbourne from 1931-1946. He was Consultant to the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department from 1943-1946 and was Special Adviser on International Law to the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and to the Department of Foreign Affairs. He was Secretary to the Department until February 1964 and then Commonwealth Solicitor-General from 9 May 1946 to 14 July 1964.


Recorded at Sir Kenneth's office in the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Canberra, A.C.T.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Related Material Interview with Lady Iseult Bailey, wife of Sir Kenneth Bailey is held at TRC 121/42. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (240 p.) 
Subjects Bailey, Kenneth, Sir, 1898-1972 -- Interviews.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Lawyers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Diplomats -- Australia -- Biography.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, -1986, Interviewer


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